A Community.
Not a Conference.

A Community.
Not a Conference.

We are a community of purpose, working to build a society where all can thrive.

Upswell is an immersive, high-energy forum for turning ideas into action. It’s where you can forge new partnerships, address big challenges, exchange lessons learned, and explore best practices for advancing your mission.

In 2018, Upswell Los Angeles was designed and energized by an incredibly diverse community of changemakers.

In 2019, Upswell Chicago is going to be even bigger.



More than 1400 changemakers from across the country participated in Upswell LA



Upswell LA explored big ideas and insights with 249 speakers



Upswell LA featured 220 unique events over three days



127 sponsors, exhibitors, and presenters co-created Upswell LA

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Upswell Chicago

   November 13-15, 2019
   Chicago, Illinois

What can the heartland teach us about local approaches to national problems?

This November, the Windy City will become the Wave City as thousands of changemakers gather for Upswell 2019.

We hope you’ll be among them.

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